Teen embarrassed about offending
A Te Anau teenager grabbed and pushed a visitor to the town who had told him to be quiet, the Invercargill District Court was told.
Kane Sheldon Todd, 19, of Te Anau, appeared before Judge Christina Cook on March 7 and admitted behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence, assaulting a person, intentionally damaging a door, resisting police and being unlawfully in an enclosed yard at Te Anau on March 1.
He was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and ordered to pay $1304 reparation.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Grant Gerken said Todd was extremely intoxicated with a group when a man and woman, who were sleeping at a Te Anau motel, asked Todd to quieten down because he was swearing and making a lot of noise outside their window.
When the man went to the door, Todd grabbed him by the T-shirt, pulled him, pushed and shoved him and acted aggressively.
Todd fell to the ground but continued to abuse the man, before standing up and grabbing him again.
The man returned to his room but Todd started kicking the door, which did not open, and the man phoned police, Mr Gerken said.
Police arrived and began placing Todd under arrest but Todd clenched his fists, attempted to roll away and was abusive, he said.
He was eventually placed in handcuffs but declined to comment.
Todd's lawyer, Jono Ross, said his client, who could not remember the offending, was "thoroughly gutted" and embarrassed.
Andrew James Howell, 24, roofer, was remanded on bail to April 8 for sentence for assaulting a female and intentionally damaging a cellphone on September 29.
Aileen Bishop, 53, was fined $400 for behaving in a threatening manner on February 19.
Christopher Stephen Tilby, 37, was remanded in custody to April 8 for sentence for stealing a wallet containing cash and keys valued at $300 and unlawfully taking a vehicle on February 20 and intentionally damaging house doors and a vehicle on February 3 and 8.
Katrina Marie Wilson, 37, was ordered to pay $50 reparation for intentionally damaging a window on January 17.
Phillip Andrew Ward was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on January 18.
Jamie Michael Swinburne was remanded on bail to April 11 for breaching community work on February 21 and 26.
Robert John Solomon Grace, 49, of Lochiel, was remanded on bail to April 8 for sentence for driving while forbidden and with a breath alcohol level of 583mcg at Winton on January 31.
Nigel Oliver Morrison, 27, for driving while forbidden and with a breath alcohol level of 1137mcg on February 6.
Matthew Robert Webber, 22, of Seaward Downs, was fined $950, disqualified for 11 months and authorised to apply for a three- year zero-alcohol licence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 469mcg on March 1.
Blair Graeme Maru MacKay, 26, was fined $1000, ordered to pay $1117.79 reparation and disqualified for nine months for driving carelessly and with a breath alcohol level of 747mcg on February 2.
Cody Wayne Dickson, 22, was remanded on bail to April 1 for driving while disqualified on March 2.
Kelly John Shields, 36, meatworker, was fined $500 and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on February 7.
Caleb Jesse Grey, 21, of Tokanui, was remanded on bail to April 8 for sentence for driving with a breath alcohol level of 749mcg on February 10.
Skye Indigo Reading, 18, 580mcg on March 1. Fined $650 and disqualified for six months.
Jason Lyle Osborne, 25, meatworker, 507mcg on February 23. Fined $500 and disqualified for six months.
Lee-Ann Sandra Cameron, 34, was fined $500 and disqualified for six months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 97mg on February 1.
The Southland Times